Green beer and pub crawls are fun, but if you’ve outgrown the U.S. traditions, the best St. Patrick’s Day ever is just a booking away on the emerald isle where the holiday originated.
In America, St. Patrick’s Day has long been commemorated with rollicking festivities on March 17, the day that Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland. Thanks to Irish immigrants in the United States and elsewhere, St. Patrick’s Day evolved from a religious holiday into a secular celebration of all things Irish.
St. Paddy’s Day is an excellent time to see Ireland in all her royal glory. Dublin hosts one of the nation’s largest celebrations with a three-day festival overflowing with pride and excitement. The city offers fascinating sights such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery to see stout or whiskey production techniques and enjoy a drink, but visitors would be loath to skip trips to Whitefriars Church, Trinity College, Glendalough, House of Waterford, Blarney Woollen Mills and Irish National Stud. The rolling hills and green scenery are heartwarming, and certain to make every route a scenic one.
Many tour companies offer packages including first-class hotels, daily breakfasts and sightseeing tours. If you’d like to spend some quality time in a castle, try spending a night or two in Clontarf Castle. The Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin is a perfect blend of a boutique and luxury hotel, providing unique style and exceptional service in comfortable surroundings. This unique luxury hotel in Dublin is well thought out from the guests’ point of view, providing a modern aesthetic built around an ancient form. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin City Centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Ireland is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea.
Whether you spend a week or a month in lush green Ireland, there is still time to experience a real St. Patrick’s Day festival.
Call us today to book your St. Patrick’s Day visit: (800) 675-4157